The kitchen is one of the most valuable rooms within your home. As the saying goes, kitchens and bathrooms sell a home. If you are upgrading your kitchen, it is important to make smart choices in your finishes to increase the value of your space.
You may even redesign the space to make it flow better and address layout concerns. After all, if you invested in making structural changes or upgrades behind the wall but use cheap finishes, it will negatively impact the perception of your home’s value.
Here is what you need to keep in mind while choosing new countertops, cabinets, and floors.
Choosing the Right Cabinets
The largest expense in any kitchen remodel is the cabinets. They take up the most space in your kitchen. The construction materials will play a large part in how much the cabinets cost, and the look you will have, but also how durable they will be over the lifetime of your kitchen.
If you have solid wood doors and cabinets, you are going to spend more for them. Most cabinets are constructed with a different material for the base layer and then cover them with wood veneers or plastic laminates. Another option is to use less expensive material for the sides and backs, while using solid wood or higher grade of material for your cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
It is important to remember that there are a variety of options available, so be sure to find the cabinets that fit your budget, while also making your kitchen look high end.
Your countertops are going to be the aspect that draws the eye and makes your kitchen stand out. It is important to look at current trends for solid or stone countertops and then choose accordingly. You also want to be sure to choose a material that does not stain easily and that is durable.
Granite is one of the more popular choices but remember that you will need to seal it regularly. If you are looking for less maintenance, explore other stone or solid countertop options that can provide the same beautiful patterns and colors. When it comes to countertops, this is definitely a place to splurge. It can even dictate the design of your kitchen overall.
When it comes to choosing flooring, you want to choose an option that compliments your design. There are several options for each budget, but it is important to choose one that does not make your overall design look unfinished or cheap.
With tile and wood options, as well as laminates, you can choose an option that fits your design and your budget.
Clearly, making the right choices in countertops, cabinets, and flooring is key to increasing the overall value of your kitchen. If you are not sure about which option is right for your space, contact our knowledgeable staff today. We can help you find the right countertop and stone for your kitchen design.
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